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A Walk in Liscomb Game Sanctuary - May 14th, 2005

Throughout the walk we were struck by the evident absence of respect for everything that sustains us all. A triumph of short sighted greed and indifference. When will they understand that a forest is an interdependent community of life forms that cannot be treated like a field of wheat?
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Almost Perfect - Even on a Cloudy Day

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Beware, this land is protected !

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After manual hardwood suppression treatment

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"Protected" game will be impaled on these sticks when breaking through a snow crust

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Regeneration after a previous clearcut
Note the age of the stump. It gives an indication of the time required to even regenerate the modest saplings shown in this picture.

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Regeneration after a previous clearcut

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Regeneration after a previous clearcut

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More manual hardwood suppression

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It's not all manual. Sign advising of chemical (herbicide) treatment near water reservoir

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Gail Martin & Valerie Horne find a pond in the woods alnong the road

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Recent clearcutting in a stand that was just beginning to recover from a previous cut (60-80 years ago)

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Adding insult to injury - A large, perfectly healthy tree cut down and left to rot. What a waste!

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It will be another 60-80 years before this will look anything like a healthy forest again.

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This tree was a 'survivor' having endured crowding, wind and disease and growing actively until it was cut prematurely

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A 'mother' tree of excellent genetic stock, growing vigorously is no more.

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Once the moss and the humus is washed into the lakes and rivers, this will be as barren as the battlefields of Flanders for many years to come.

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